Install Apache Cassandra on a Debian 7 VPS

Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Cassandra offers robust support for clusters spanning multiple datacenters, with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all clients.

The Apache Cassandra database is the right choice when you need scalability and high availability without compromising performance.

By following this tutorial, you will learn how to install Cassandra and the Oracle Java JDK on a Debian 7 VPS. We will also cover the steps needed to run your first test single-node cluster.